brazier

1

or bra·sier

[ brey-zher ]
/ ˈbreɪ ʒər /

noun

a metal receptacle for holding live coals or other fuel, as for heating a room.
a simple cooking device consisting of a container of live coals covered by a grill or thin metal top upon which the food, usually meat, is placed.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. braze,
  2. brazelton,
  3. brazen,
  4. brazen-faced,
  5. brazenly,
  6. brazil,
  7. brazil current,
  8. brazil nut,
  9. brazilein,
  10. brazilian

Origin of brazier

1
1680–90; earlier brasier < F. See braise, -er2

brazier

2

or bra·sier

[ brey-zher ]
/ ˈbreɪ ʒər /

noun

a person who makes articles of brass.

Origin of brazier

2
1275–1325; Middle English brasier, equivalent to Old English bræsi(an) to work in brass + -er -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for brazier

brazier

1

brasier

/ (ˈbreɪzɪə) /

noun

a person engaged in brass-working or brass-founding
Derived Formsbraziery, noun

Word Origin for brazier

C14: from Old English bræsian to work in brass + -er 1

noun

a portable metal receptacle for burning charcoal or coal, used for cooking, heating, etc

Word Origin for brazier

C17: from French brasier, from braise live coals; see braise

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Word Origin and History for brazier

brazier

n.

"metal container to hold burning coals," 1680s, from French brasier "pan of hot coals," from Old French brasier, from brese "embers" (see braise).

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